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Meet Puja Tomar: First Indian MMA Fighter to Secure Victory in the UFC

Pooja Tomar, however, defeated a fierce challenge by a Brazilian fighter to create history in Indian Mixed Martial Arts.

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Meet Puja Tomar

Meet Puja Tomar: On Sunday, June 9, Indian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Puja Tomar earned national attention after scripting a historic feat at the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Louisville, USA.

In Louisville, Tomar became the first Indian fighter to win a match in UFC history after beating Brazilian fighter Rayanne dos Santos 30-27, 27-30, 29-28 by split decision.

Pooja Tomar was overcome with emotions when she was declared the winner of the UFC match, as her historic victory marked a significant step forward for Indian Mixed Martial Arts.

The determination and skill of Pooja Tomar allowed her to secure a place in Indian MMA history against Rayanne dos Santos. Tomar bounced back after losing the second round of the UFC match and inflicted several punches on Rayanne dos Santos. The third round was a close one, as a split decision determined the winner.

Pooja Tomar, however, defeated a fierce challenge by a Brazilian fighter to create history in Indian Mixed Martial Arts.

What is Pooja Tomar’s background?

As a result of Pooja Tomar’s historic feat, her name has been buzzing across national headlines and the whole of India.

As the fourth Indian woman to sign a UFC contract after Anshul Jubli, Bharat Kandare and Arjan Singh Bhullar, Pooja hails from Budhana village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

The Muzaffarnagar-born fighter made her international debut in Super Fight League in 2012 after winning five national Wushu titles.

In 2021, Pooja Tomar won four consecutive fights in the Matrix Fight Night, a leading South Asian MMA championship.

In 2022, Pooja Tomar won her first international title as the strawweight champion of Matrix Fight Night (MFN).

Pooja Tomar made a historic debut in Ultimate Fighting Championship after making her mark in ONE Championship and Matrix Fight Night.

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